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and more friends to mourn. chris stevens fell in love. chris stevens fell in love with the middle east as a young peace corps volunteer teaching english in morocco. he joined the foreign service, learned languages, won friends for american in distant places, and made other people's hopes his own. in the early days of the libyan revolution, i asked chris to be our envoy to the rebel opposition. he arrived on a cargo ship in the port of ben ghazi and began building our relationship with libya's revolutionaries. he risked his life to stop a tyrant. then gave his life trying to help build a better libya.
the world needs more chris stevenses. i spoke with his sister ann this morning and told her that he will be remembered. sean smith was an air force veteran. he spent ten years as a manager in the state department. he was posted at the hague and was in libya on a brief temporary assignment. he was a husband. to his wife heather. with whom i spoke this morning. he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up being proud of the service their father gave to our country. service that took him from pretoria to baghdad and finally to benghazi.
the mission that drew chris and sean and their colleagues to libya is both noeble and necessary. we and the people of libya honor their memory by carrying it forward. this is not easy. today, many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself, how could this happen. how could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction. this question reflects just how complicated and, at times, how confounding, the world can be. but we must be clear-eyed even in our grief. this was an attack by a small
and savage group. not the people or government libya. everywhere chris and his team went in libya, in a country scarred by war and tyranny, they were hailed as friends and partners. and when the attack came yesterday, libyans stood and fought to defend our post. some were wounded. libyans carried chris' body to the hospital and they helped rescue and lead other americans to safety. and last night, when i spoke to the president of libya, he strongly condemned the violence and pledged every effort to protect our people and pursue those responsible. the frenchship between our countries born out of shared struggle will not be another
casualty of this attack. a free and stable libya is still in america's interest and security. and we will not turn our back on that. nor will we rest till those responsible for these attacks are found and brought to justice. we are working closely with the libyan authorities to move swiftly and surely. we are also working with partners around the world to safeguard other american embassies, consulates and citizens. there will be more time later to reflect. but today we have work to do. there is no higher priority than protecting our men and women wherever they serve. we are working to determine the precise motivations and methods of those who carried out those assault. some have sought to justify this
vicious behavior, along with the protests that took place at our embassy in cairo yesterday, as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet. america's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. but let me be clear, there is no justification for this. none. violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith. and as long as there are those who would take innocent life in the name of god, the world will never know a true and lasting peace. it is especially difficult that this happened on september 11th. it's an anniversary that means a great deal to all americans. every year on that day, we are
reminded that our work is not yet finished. yet finished, that the job of putting an end to violent extremism and building a safe and stable world continues. but september 11 means even more than that. it is a day on which we remember thousands of american heros. the bonds that connect all americans wherever we are on this earth, and the values that see us through every storm, and now it is a day on which we will remember sean, chris and their colleagues. may god bless them and may god bless the thousands of americans working in every corner of the world who make this country the greatest force for peace, prosperity and progress, and a
force that has always stood for human dignity, the greatest force the world has ever known, and may god continue to bless the united states of america. thank you. >> secretary of state hillary clinton speaking in the treaty room at the state department using very direct and solemn words to talk about the loss of four americans in these attacks at the consulate in benghazi, libya, saying that it's an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world, and as we wring back bring back in andl she asked the question that she said others would be asking, how could this help in a country we helped to liberate and a city we helped to save, andrea? >> reporter: that's the profound question, and she said she asked that question of herself, the question that others are asking. that's the question americans will be asking, the question that members of congress are going to be asking when we talk about all of the billions of
dollars that we have spent. the american lives, not in rescuing libya but now four american lives lost after libya was supposedly on its way back. her other point, a very important point, was to say that this violates the conscience of people of all faiths. she's trying to try to heal the divide that some will feel between faiths and among faiths after this protest over a video at wasn't even something that was going to be distributed, but a video that was deeply offensive to the people, the protesters in benghazi and also in cairo, and also she made the point that not only withy are going to be securing our missions but we are going to be staying there. she reaffirmed the resolve and spoke to the people around the world, military and diplomatic, who are on those front lines, and she said that this is something that reaffirms our resolve and the fact that this happened on september 11th tells us that we have a lot of work
left to do. matt and savannah. >> no question, and iia. she is walking that fine line as a diplomat saying it's clear that there's no justification for this, that it's hard for americans to understand how this could happen in a country they helped to liberate but at the same time making the point that libyans also helped in the rescue efforts as well. want to remind everybody we expect the president to make a statement from the rose garden shortly. we plan to bring you that live. >> and we're going to be back with more of "today." i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie. this has been an nbc news special report. back now with more of "today" on this wednesday morning. covering a developing story over the last 24 hours.
>> reporter: good morning. first of all, no one here was listening to the secretary's comments. they only want one thing, and that is for the united states ambassador to be kicked out of this country, and th want the united states to pass laws making the creation of films like this illegal, and they say they will hold another demonstration on friday, a much bigger demonstration nationwide to condemn the offensive material which was specifically targeting the muslim prophet muhammad. many here do not support the violent attack here in benghazi that resulted in the death of the u.s. am bbassadorambassador. think they this -- they think
that overstepped the line. >> richard, set the scene for what happened yesterday in libya. >> reporter: first it began here in cairo. a demonstration turned agitated as demonstrators scaled these 20-foot walls behind me, got into the u.s. embassy here at cairo, tried to take down, did take down the u.s. flag and put up a black islamic banner. they did this because they were offended by an internet movie that an egyptian cleric was discussing here on local television, and that was rallying people and was offending the sensibilities of this particular community. after the demonstration here and after they managed to pull down the flag in the embassy here in cairo, a smaller group of armed demonstrators in benghazi, libya, attacked with force the
consulate there. they stormed it with machine guns, with rocket propelled grenades, with homemade grenades and managed to set the consulate on fire. what appears to be a coincidence, although it's not quite sure if the u.s. ambassador was targeted or if he was just there at the time. i know that's something u.s. officials are looking into right now. the u.s. ambassador happened to be in the consulate as it was burning down and died. according to libyan officials, he died because of smoke inhalation. as we heard a short time ago, the u.s. secretary of state said libyan guards managed to bring his body out and help other americans in the consulate building escape to safety. >> all right. richard, thank you. >> kristen welker is at the white house where the president will speak in the rose garden not long from now joined by secretary clinton, we understand. kristen, do you expect the
president to layout -- not only honor the men who died but to lay out the path forward? >> reporter: i do. i think we'll also hear a strong condemnation from the president about this violence. he'll echo a lot of what we just heard from secretary of state clinton. i think you're going to hear forceful words and of course this is a country that the united states helped to liberate, as you have been pointing out. i think president obama will address that issue as well. and again, there is some concern about how the united states' relationship will evolve moving forward with libya. i think you'll hear president obama address that as well. the fact that officials in libya so far have been cooperative with the united states. i think you're going to hear very strong words from the president when he speaks in just a few minutes. >> all right, kristen. thank you. at the white house this morning. >> busy morning around here. we want to get the other top stores. >> good morning. chicago's school system is at a standstill for a third day.
nbc's kevin tibbles is there with the latest. >> reporter: a third straight day of empty classrooms, parents juggling jobs and kids, picketing on the street and still no end in sight. a sea of red in chicago as thousands of striking teachers crowd city streets in a massive show of solidarity. >> we did not pick this fight. we did not start this fight. >> reporter: while days of intense negotiating have people disagrees, kids will once again today be out of the classroom. >> i do believe it was totally avoidable, totally unnecessary. it was a strike of choice, and it's the wrong choice for our children. >> reporter: hot-button issues remain. how teachers are evaluated and the hiring of new teachers versus those who have been laid off. while their children's fate is negotiated behind closed doors, parents hustle to keep them occupied.
>> if it goes into next week, we'll find ourselves challenged. >> in the meantime, we have to make do. >> reporter: classrooms sit empty. children just want to know why. >> i have a new teacher. i only had her for four days. >> i miss my teacher. >> reporter: and perhaps to ease some of that strain on parents, those chicago schools that have been remaining open, staffed with nonunion employees, now say they'll stay open an extra two hours a day so parents, perhaps, can spend a little more time at work. natalie. >> kevin tibbles in chicago, thank you so much. a new book from the italian boyfriend of amanda knox admits that he and knox attracted suspicion with their strange behavior after knox's house mate meredith kercher was found slain back in 2007, but he insists they were innocent. they both served four years in an italian prison for kercher's murder but were acquitted last fall.
las vegas is cleaning up after powerful storms flooded the city leaving drivers stranded in the road. meantime, in southern utah heavy rains there and flooding caused an embankment to breach, damaging homes and washing out roads. a snow day on the red planet. a nasa or bitter has spotted snowfall on mars that can even accumulate on the surface. meantime, jupiter may have take an bullet for us. a large meteorite slammed into the planet. you're up to date right now. let's get back to matt, savannah, and al. >> we like to thank the people of jupiter. >> a little shoutout for jupiter today. >> meanwhile, you predicted it was going to be a bad winter on mars. >> that's right. in fact, we're starting ski reports on mars. it's going to be fantastic.
let's show you what we've got. a cold front making a big change in our weather out west, especially all the way from minneapolis back into nevada. we've got that cold front bringing a lot of rain from flagstaff all the way to minneapolis. some areas picking up 1 to 2 inches of rain. the other change this front is bringing, temperature-wise, look at these temperatures. chicago today, 88. 87 in st. louis. 90 degrees in tulsa. behind it, temperatures drop abdomen 10 to 20 degrees. upper 60s to low 70s. as that front makes its way across the country, it will be today in the bay weather is sponsored by bank of the west. >> good wednesday morning. today, we'll see a very seasonal day. temperatures are going to be on track with our summertime averages. in san francisco, 66. 77 in redwood city and 84 in loss galless. tomorrow, we soar. near triple digit heat. 89 today, 96 inland tomorrow.
holding on to 90s just about awe weekend long. a much cooler week and cloudier week next week. >> that's your latest weather. $104 for his information that exposed the secrets of a swiss banking giant. cnbc has the details. >> reporter: bradley birkenfeld went to the u.s. government and revealed the inner workings of the famously secret swiss banking system. still, they said he withheld information about his own role and sent him to prison on conspiracy charges back in 2009. he was irate. >> this is the largest tax fraud case in the world, and i sacrificed my reputation, my life, my finances, and this is
how i get treated? >> reporter: but on tuesday, birkenfeld's lawyers announced he's getting a spectacular windfall. $104 million from the irs. >> today is a great day, a great day for the american taxpayer. >> reporter: but law, whistle blowers are entitled to a percentage of money they return to the u.s. government. birkenfeld's lawyers say the government collected more than $5 billion in new taxes as a result of his information, justifying what could be the largest payout to a single whistle blower in u.s. history. and sending a message to other financial executives, tell uncle sam what you know, and you could get very rich. even though the government might have to write checks to some unsavory characters. >> you don't have mother teresa and the boy scouts planning these things. >> reporter: in geneva, birkenfeld's job was to court big clients and move their money into swiss bank accounts. he even once stashed expensive
diamonds in a toothpaste tube to cross the border for a client. after he came forward, ubs paid $780 million in penalties and turned over more than 4,000 client names to the u.s. government. thousands of additional secret account holders have since turned themselves in through an irs amnesty program. >> birkenfeld is currently under house arrest and will have to pay taxes on that $104 million he's getting from the government. coming up, never before seen photos that show scott peterson inside california's san quentin prison on death row. they're images that give a rare glimpse of his life there. we'll talk to the woman who took those images. first, this is "today" on nbc. i like to score
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this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. we condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence, and we send our prayers to the families, friends, and colleagues of those we've lost. >> we are back with more of "today" on this wednesday morning, september 12th, 2012. that was secretary of state hillary clinton comments on and condemning those attacks in libya, which killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. good morning, everyone. incredibly shocking day. >> she was very direct in her comments. she talked about ambassador stevens risking his life to bring down a tyrant and then giving his life to make the
future for libya a little bit better. she said these attacks should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. >> and for those who are blaming it on a film, something that was posted on the internet that was -- it was defamatory to islam, she said there's no justification for this. clinton, of course, is scheduled to join president obama with he makes a statement from the white house. we expect that at any moment. nbc's kristen welker is there. kristen, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, savannah and matt. president obama set to speak here in the rose guaarden any minute now. i think you're going to hear a strong condemnation of this violence in libya and cairo from the president. he'll be joined by the secretary of state. he'll also likely talk about the fact they're increasing security at u.s. thembassies worldwide. he's going to essentially say this cannot stand, that the united states cannot stand behind this type of violence. the president was informed
yesterday afternoon about the violence in benghazi and in cairo, and then last evening he was informed that ambassador stevens was missing. it was not until this morning that he learned about his tragic death. he echoed some of comments of the secretary of state hillary clinton when he said that ambassador stevens was dedicated and really one of the great servants for the united states. matt and savannah. >> all right. kristen welker, as we await word from the president. we have one other of the names of the victims who fell. it's sean smith, who was a diplomat, who had been with the foreign service about ten years. he's an air force veteran, somebody who was only on detail to benghazi, libya, when all of this happened. >> and when secretary clinton spoke a short time ago, she said they were still trying to notify the next of kin of the two other americans who were killed in that attack. republican presidential nominee mitt romney is also speaking out about the attacks, and the obama administration's response. of course, all of this happens
in the midst of a heated political campaign. nbc's peter alexander is in jacksonville, florida. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. we did just hear from governor mitt romney a short time ago, making a statement as well as criticizing the president for handling things overseas. today there was criticism whether he came out with that statement too early. there was criticism whether, in fact, all the facts were known as the time. he defended his statement. here's exactly what he had to say to reporters a short time ago. >> when our embassy has been breached by protesters, the first response should be not to say, yes, we stand by our comments that suggest that there's something wrong with the right of free speech. >> what did the white house do wrong then, governor romney, if they put out a statement that they disagreed?
>> their administration spoke. the president takes responsibility not for just the words that come from his mouth but the words that come from his ambassadors, from his embassies, from his state department. they clearly sent mixed messages to the world and the statement that came from the administration and the embassy is the administration. the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to apology, and i think was a severe miscalculation. >> reporter: across this country, conservatives view this as an opportunity for mitt romney to show that he would be a strong president in the face of terror around the world. i just got a statement from a source close to the campaign that said mitt romney did exactly what he needed to do today, that he was strong, and in the language i received, that he was concise. they refer to the president as weak in the face of terror. matt and savannah. >> peter alexander in jacksonville, florida, this morning. peter, thanks very much. >> let's get to richard engel.
he's in cairo, which also saw its share of demonstrations yesterday at the embassy. richard, i wonder how much concern and fear there is that this will spread. we have a producer in afghanistan who said that the government has turned off youtube there for fear that people there will watch this video and similar violence will erupt. >> reporter: and that is possible. there is a precedent. if you'll remember in 2006, in february, there was an obscure cartoon in a danish newspaper that nobody in the middle east could even read to make out the captions. that caused deadly violence across the region. now people know that this video exists. the video has arabic subtitles. people can see it for themselves. it is getting a lot of publicity by the demonstrators who want to denounce it themselves. so, yes, there is a possibility that in countries like indonesia or pakistan or afghanistan where there have been these kind of
inflammatory demonstrations, that we could see another round of them. watch friday, in particular. that's when these things tend to happen. >> richard, let's draw a real firm line of distinction between the kinds of demonstrations we've seen there and egypt and in cairo, behind you, and what we saw in benghazi. there in egypt although protesters seemed to breach a wall of the embassy and unfurled some unflattering banners, in benghazi, this was armed resistance and armed attackers. >> reporter: yeah, what is happening right now is a fairly civil, legal demonstration. the egyptian security forces are here. they are not armed with anything more than batons and shields. their shields are down. the demonstrators are chanting against this internet film. >> we are obviously having some trouble with richard's signal from cairo, egypt. we'll try to get back to him,
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good morning, everyone. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie. this is an nbc news special report. president obama is about to make a statement from the white house rose garden about those deadly attacks in libya that killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador there, chris stevens. >> we expect him to be joined by secretary of state hillary clinton, who we heard from just a few moments ago. let's get to nbc's kristen welker at the white house. kristen, what are we expecting to hear from the president? >> reporter: well, we're expecting president obama to issue a strong condemnation of attacks, savannah and matt. he's going to come out with the secretary of state. you can expect him to essentially deliver high praise for ambassador stevens, the three other americans killed, and to map out the path forward, to talk about what the united states' relationship will be with libya moving forward. my sources here tell me that the libyan government has been cooperating fully with the united states, but of course there's a big question mark. what will this mean for the u.s./libyan relationship?
of course, we helped to liberate libya. so this is really going to be difficult moving forward. we expect president obama to address some of those issues. he was alerted about this situation last night. he was alerted that ambassador stevens was missing, and then this morning he learned the tragic news that ambassador stevens had, in fact, been killed along with three of his other staffers. again, we are awaiting president obama to come out here. here he comes. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. >> good morning. every day all across the world, american diplomats and civilians work tirelessly to advance the interests and values of our nation. often they are away from their families. sometimes they brave great
danger. yesterday four of these extraordinary americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in benghazi. among those killed was our ambassador, chris stevens, as well as foreign service officer sean smith. we are still notifying the families of the others who were killed. today the american people stand united in holding the families of the four americans in our thoughts and in our prayers. the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i've also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths.
we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious believes of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. the world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. already many libyans have joined us no doing so. this attack will not break the bonds between the united states and libya. libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers alongside americans. libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we tragically learned he had died. it's especially tragic that chris stevens died in benghazi because it is a city he helped to save. at the height of the libyan revolution, chris led our diplomatic post in benghazi with characteristic skill, courage, and resolve he built partnerships with libyan
revolutionaries and helped them as they planned to build a new libya. when the gadhafi regime came to an end, chris was there to serve as our ambassador to the new libya and worked tirelessly to support this young democracy. i think both secretary clinton and i relied deeply on his knowledge of the situation on the ground there. he was a role model to all who worked with him and to the young diplomats who aspire to walk in his footsteps. along with his colleagues, chris died in a country that is still striving to emerge from the recent experience of war. today the loss of these four americans is fresh, but our memories of them linger on. i have no doubt that their legacy will live on through the work that they did far from our shores and in the hearts of those who loved them back home. of course, yesterday was already a painful day for our nation, as
we marked the solemn memory of the 9/11 attacks. we mourned with the families who were lost on that day. i visited the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in iraq and afghanistan at the hallowed grounds of arlington cemetery and had the opportunity to say thank you and visit some of our wounded warriors at walter reed. then last night we learned the news of this attack in benghazi. as americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because our people who are will iine willing to fight lay down their lives for it. our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe. no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great
nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. today we mourn for more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act, and make no mistake, justice will be done. but we also know that the lives these americans led stand in stark contrast to those of their attackers. these four americans stood up for freedom and human dignity. they should give every american great pride in the country they served and the hope that our flag represents to people around the globe who also yearn to live in freedom and with dignity. we grieve with their families, but let us carry on their memory and let us continue their work of seeking a stronger america and a better world for all of our children. thank you. may god bless the memory of
those we lost and may god bless the united states of america. >> president obama speaking at the rose garden, or in the rose garden at the white house accompanied by secretary of state hillary clinton who spoke a little bit earlier on talking about the role of and bravery of our diplomats around the world, condemning the outrageous and shocking attacks in libya and of course in egypt as well. the protest there not violent. he said he will increase security at our embassies and our consulates around the world. >> also taking time to point out that this attack will not break the bonds we have with libya. as we turn to andrea mitchell, both the president making remarks along those lines, secretary of state making remarks along those lines. there are americans waking up, seeing this news, saying what in the world did we get for saving this country? >> reporter: that is clearly the concern. they are sending a very strong signal, as you point out, savannah.
both of them, the president and the secretary of state, saying libyans fought side by side with americans to try to protect the consulate, that libyans then carried the ambassador's body to the hospital, trying to save his life. they are trying to reassert there is this unbreakable bond, but clearly, as you point out, there are going to be political questions. there already have been, about the stewardship of the white house and the administration in this. you saw mitt romney speaking even before the president. questions are being raised about that. but you're going to see questions on capitol hill and throughout america. and this does place foreign policy front and center alongside the economy as one of the issues, at least that's going to be addressed in this campaign. >> although president obama did not mention any of the back and forth that's been going on between his campaign and the romney campaign over the last 24 hours of this. we just heard a bite from governor romney on this a few minutes ago. clearly the president did not feel this was the time or the timing for those kind of comments. >> and i'm not sure he will
address it unless in the debate or in some other form. clearly the president was not going to take that political baitand is trying to stay above the fray. their campaigning will be very combative at much lower levels and already were in midnight duelling press releases. the romney campaign started it first. many observers, including chuck todd and others v said it was a misstep. >> let's go down to peter alexander. he's in jacksonville, florida, this morning. he's been bringing us up to date on the comments from governor romney. peter, good morning again to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. mitt romney actually reentered this room in the jacksonville area. the event that was previously scheduled at this site was canceled. he did, however, hold a news conference and release a statement to reporters saying that basically it was outrageous and disgusting what had occurred overseas and both egypt and specifically in libya with the death of the u.n. ambassador and three other members of the
embassy staff. here is specifically what we heard from mitt romney just moments ago, defending his criticism of the obama administration for putting out a mixed message and for a lack of clarity on foreign policy. >> the attacks in libya and egypt underscore that the world remains a dangerous place and that american leadership is still sorely needed. in the face of this violence, america cannot shrink from the responsibility to lead. american leadership is necessary to ensure that events in the region don't spin out of control. we cannot hesitate to use our influence in the region, to support those who share our values and our interests. >> reporter: that is governor romney. he shakes hands with his supporters here in jacksonville. one of the important timeline notes is that governor romney said specifically doubling down on a statement that his campaign put out last night accusing the president of sympathizing with
america's attackers in those events that took place overseas. it's unclear whether or not that statement came after the events had already begun to unfold over there or before. they put the statement out after a tweet that was sent by the u.s. embassy in cairo. they were making the statement he was referring to as sympathizing. right now it's unclear whether or not they jumped the gun or whether or not those events that ultimately led to the loss of four lives had already started to unfold. >> nevertheless, it appears he's standing by that criticism this morning. we see how this rapidly unfolding international story is also being felt in the presidential campaign trail as well. >> and we want to mention we are still awaiting the identities of the two other americans who were killed in that attack in benghazi. we know that chris stevens, the ambassador there, was killed along with sean smith, who was a foreign officer. we're going to have more on the story throughout the day and of course on "nbc nightly news."
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it is 7:56. i'm jon kelley. a preliminary hearing continues for an oakland teenager who admits killing his adoptive parents. the video showing him admitting he killed his adoptive parents in a fit of anger after he was suspended from school for smoking marijuana. he was 15 at the time. he's now 16 years old. the teen is being prosecuted as an adult on two counts of murder. the adoptive parents were found dead in a parked car outside of their oakland home back in january. a much brighter note, time to check in on the weather. and take it away. meteorologist christina loren. >> what an introduction. thank you, jon kelley. everyone is going to get very seasonal conditions. we only have a couple weeks of summertime left. in fact, just ten days to be exact. san jose starting to get cloudy.
by 11:00 sunshine over the bay area. it's a little too warm where you live and you don't want to run the ac, feel free to open up the winn winnow s windows. we have nice air quality today. we spike your numbers tomorrow. with a ten-degree jump. and then level off in the weekend. >> it's slow. fog will be an issue in some spots. as christina's been telling you. the maps will show you where traffic is an issue. 101 southbound jamming up out of san mateo. the earlier accident now moving to the shoulder as you're aof p approaching willow road. southbound very slow from san lorenzo through union city, into hayward. freemont continuing down into mission boulevard. your northbound routes are the commute problem, 280 approaching 880. here's the volume on 101. >> for the latest, check us out
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8:00 now on a wednesday morning. it's the 12th day of september, 8th day of september, 2012. hat lee is playing a little old school newsic for us. we've got queen and david bowie "under pressure." part of her playlist that she goes to. >> a great song. >> don't forget we still have that olivia newton john song that you promised coming up later. meanwhile out here on the plaza, i'm matt lauer with savannah guthrie and al roker. >> what do we have coming up?
>> well, there's a cure for baldness. >> wait, it's a possibility. >> it could be right under our noses. which for you -- >> that's not nice. you went off me twice in one thing. the bald and the nose in one intro. >> he left out the ear hair. >> it is something that could be exciting news for millions of americans, people all around the world. but men and women, let's not forget there are women who suffer from hair loss as well. >> also ahead, our special report on ryan seacrest is sitting down with justin bieber in an interview that airs tomorrow on "today." take a look. >> i just don't want to be another teen heartthrob. i think that just annoys me to think that's what people will think of me or like i just want to prove people wrong. >> justin opens up about that. we'll be hearing more about his romantic side. his mom is there. that's tomorrow on "today." >> a lot-us have our digital
cameras and we have great pictures. we never see them because they're in the camera. martha stewart is here to show off these photos that you may have taken. >> you are not one of those people. you take the pictures and present us with books from time to time. which is really nice. >> slide show, a little music. >> let's go back to deejay natalie a check of all the headlines. >> good morning, everyone. violent protests overnight in egypt and libya have killed at least four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in cairo with more. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. protests here similar to the ones are continuing today. so far they have remained peaceful. a lot more security presence from te jipgs government. we have not seen anyone try and scale the 20 foot high wall perimeter wall around the u.s. embassy like they did yesterday. the big news, however, more
details about what happened last night at the u.s. consulate in the city of benghazi. we've been told by libyan officials now confirmed by the president and others that the u.s. ambassador was in the consulate at the time along with three other americans when it was attacked first by rocket propelled grenades, then other kinds of homemade grenades and bullets. the consulate caught on fire. according to the doctor who treated the u.s. ambassador, he died of smoke inhalluation. >> factory fires in two major pakistani cities tuesday claimed more than 300 lives. officials say at least 289 bodies have been fulled from the charred rupps of a clothing factory in karachi. a fire at a shoe factory left at least 25 people there dead. apple unveiled the latest version of its iphone in san francisco today.
the iphone 5 is expected to, with with 4 g cellular networks. a capability that many iphone rivals already have. there's speculation it will be a bigger screen, slimmer in design and have a bigger camera lens. sales could be big enough to give a noticeable boost to the nation's gdp. mark zuckerberg is denying that facebook is developing its own smart phone. he said it is clearly the wrong strategy for facebook whose stock has lost nearly half of the value since the initial public offering in may. here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up on "nbc nightly news." >> with so much education in the news as part of our focus tonight on the "nightly news", we're going to talk about role models in the classroom. a program that brings dads and grandfathers into the school. teachers are giving it a big grade. it's our making a difference segment tonight.
natalie, back to you. >> our quick round of what has you talking online. social security's list of the most popular baby names for 2011 has a lot of love for twilight. jacob was the top boy's choice while isabelle la was the number two for a girl. for the name with staying power, william was the only name to crack the top five in 2011 and going back to 1911. just in time for oktoberfest, the red robin chain has unveiled a new beer milk share. that's right. it combines ice cream and flavored syrup with sam adams draught. a plea for help for the obese dog. he ballooned to 77 pounds because his previous owners showed him too much love by overfeeding him. after all who could say no to that face. thanks to his new foster mom he's already lost six pounds.
he's got 30 pounds to go because he is down to a healthy weight. we're going to have much more with him and the foster mom coming up shortly. it is now six minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to matt and savannah. poor little guy. >> he's on the road to recovery, we hope. >> we're going to talk to his foster mom in a little bit. we have some nice folks here. it's blue shirt day. >> we are out here promoting october 1st is blue shirt day. world bullying prevention. we're all wearing blue shirts in solidarity. >> on october 1st. good idea. thank you very much. let's see what we've got for you for your pick city of the day. just happens to be flint, michigan. nbc 25 mid michigan's best. sunny, warm, 87 degrees today. that front's going to be move through and change the temperatures. you can see the front stretching from minnesota all the way back down into the rockies. ahead of it warm air. temperatures going to be in the
80s. 88 in chicago today. 73 in south dakota. look for 72 in seattle. beautiful day today. showers and thundershowers down through southern florida. beautiful day up and down the eastern seaboard. a new 3-year-old. >> this is lily. . 8:07. starting with a live picture. san francisco, mostly cloudy. the conditions are improving. the sun is breaking through the clouds. you will be clear by noon today. 77 in redwood city. 72 on the map in santa cruz. we have a heat wave on the way. it really kicks into high gear through tomorrow. jumps from 89 to 96 degrees. 93 by friday. neck of the woods. >> and that's your latest weather.
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>> reporter: but not every member of the bald brotherhood is happy about losing their hair. doctors replace more than 100,000 hair replacement surgeries every year. >> what i see in my pashs is when we can restore the hair, not only does it make them feel better about themselves, it restores their self-confidence. >> reporter: at an average cost of $8,000 to $12,000, hair restoration surgery is too expensive or extensive for many to maintain hair many turn to popular drugs. soon some hope there may be another option. >> this research that we've come up with is fantastic news for us. >> reporter: recently japanese scientists figured out how to grow human hair on hairless mice. scientists discovered there's a nutrient that seems to awaken the reseptemberors in follicles that shut down in hair loss. that nutrient and possible cure for baldness, vitamin d. >> yok it's just the level of vitamin d. it's ou how it's being handsled
by the receptors many the follicles that may be part of the puzzle why we begin to lose our hair as we get older. >> reporter: for this doctor that's cause for cautious optimism. >> many the next few years we'll have many other options that ultimately will make hair loss a voluntary thing. >> if they can do it, i'll think about it. they've got to convince me first. >> reporter: some are skeptical, others don't see the need. >> i choose to stay bald. i'm comfortable. i like the look. my wife likes the look. i'm good. >> i like his look, too. that was nbc's craig melvin. dr. susan taylor is a dermatologist. good to see you. >> good morning. >> before we can talk for people who have lost their hair or dare i say a cure, let's understand what causes people to lose their hair. >> there are many different causes. the bottom line is there. there are free phases of hair growth. the growth phase can last two to five years. but there's a sleeping phase. that's only supposed to last weeks or months.
but sometimes it becomes permanent and that can lead to baldness. >> so the follicle goes to sleep. >> that's rite. >> what is it about vitamin d that can reawaken that follicle? >> scientist haves found that vitamin d and the reseptemberors. you can think of the reseptemberor as the lock, vitamin d is the key that fit into the lock, that seems to cause hair to grow. and help generate stem cells that can turn into follicles to form. >> did this research indicate if vitamin d might be more effective than other drugs? >> they prevent further hair loss. the hope is with viets min d and activating the receptor that we can cure hair or take a bald scalp and grow hair. >> what are we suggesting that one day there will be an ointment of vitamin c? are we going to be ingesting it?
>> we're not quite sure. so right now all the science is done in the lab. it's done on animals and cell cultures. so we're really going to have to wait to see if it's actually vitamin d that's going to activate the receptor or other compounds. there's something else that seems to activate the receptor. >> there are a lot of bald men out there who want their hair back. are we suggesting at one point you're going to get this into your system and those hair follicles are going to be turned on immediately. is it going to take years, monthsome. >> we don't know. we hope this is a potential cure. but there's much work that needs to be done to translate what we've learn maryland the lab to humans. >> just a fun fact for our friends with hair. you lose 100 hairs from your scalp every single day. in about two and a half weeks i'm mr. clean. doctor, thank you.
people are collecting thousands of pictures. >> no one ever sees the cute pictures you take. >> one thing you do is don't throw away your full memory card. keep them. keep them because you may want to refer to one of those pictures. another thing to do with your beautiful summer imagery is to iron on images on to tote bags. these make great gifts. >> how do you fold this up? >> you print your pictures on this iron on transfer paper. it's an avery product that you can find at every craft store. you make the image like this this is me on my horse. >> how cute is that? >> and then you iron on to the back of a bag. this is a great tote bag. >> should you be at maximum hotness. >> it should be hot. you do this for about a minute. we already ironed. and so you pull this off. and it's such a gorgeous image. that's me and my friend dan having lunch out on the terrace
in maine. >> you pick up the green. >> this one is baby jude holding her first sand dollar. >> it's adorable. >> that's a pretty easy one. this one has a higher degree of difficulty. >> this one is harder. this is making picture blocks. these are nice just as paperweights on your table or on your desk. paint the block. these little blocks of wood and paint them white. and then you use this fantastic soft gel medium. and you paint on to -- you can do this one. >> paint on top. >> it's called soft gel medium. it allows you to transfer imagery from paper to something like this block. this has to stay on here for one hour. and then you take the picture and you're going to apply it to the block. put the soft gel medium on the block. >> okay. >> and then you apply your
picture face side down. >> you basically let that gel. >> this is an hour. this stays on here just like that. for one hour. use this little tool and a little burnisher to make sure you get it flat. there it is. it's been on one hour. wet it with your wet paper technical foul like this. >> why do we do this? >> it's the only way to get the paper off easily without ripping off the imagery. >> okay. >> and then just peel off the paper part. it comes off. and you're left with. it's a very beautiful image. >> cute. >> and this is nice just to make a photo collage out of round pictures. really focussing on the people and the places. you have a very pretty picture of the back of a boat. >> how do we get the circle? >> this is a circle cutter. hold this ring down. it's one of our craft products
which i think is one of the most brilliant because it allows you to cut. press very gently and slowly around and around. it's a circle cutter. it allows you to make any size kirk. . >> i think i got it. >> so lift this up, and you have a perfect circle. >> oh, you do. >> so these get applied with the blue on to a picture like that. >> and 30 seconds this is a no glue scrapbook. >> you have the pockets into which you can put your photos. you have special labels on which you can write imagery. another thing is just put pictures in a jar and all things that you collect. >> a vacation jar. ticket stubs anything fun. >> kids love this. it's a very nice way to keep the things that you've collected and display them. >> good hostess gift, too. martha stewart you're so clever and crafty.
now let's get some special birthday wishes from willard scott. >> we're here doing birthdays. happy birthday to you, hugo. hue owe warns of baltimore, maryland. 100 years old today. statement to longevity. a little bourbon and chasing women. [ laughter ] isn't that something. overland park, kansas, it's over that way near the mississippi river. sarah zeldin is 100-year-old today. very active in charities and her church work. good old gordon. i love that maim from lennox, georgia, 104 years old today. loves to spend time singing and praying.
mary davis of louisberg, tennessee, is 105. her husband was a fireman for so many years. recently some of the guys took her for a rye ride on the tire truck for 100 years. joe, what do you know? just got back from a radio show. joe lamping from medford, oregon is 100 years old. he built the house he still lives in to this day. mary joe hammond huntington, west virginia, i've been there a couple times. 100 years old today. loves watching the leaves fall a. that's it. that's all from the cathedral, now back to new york. >> all right. will yard. thank you. just ahead, hougy mandel will be here with the preview of the
"america's got talent" finale. it is 8:26. good morning. i'm marla tellez. milpitas police hope photos will help them identify suspects that killed a 7/11 clerk on saturday. seconds later, police shot and killed the 67-year-old clerk. this was milpitas's first homicide of the year. it happened two blocks from the milpitas police station. the owner of the 7/11 is hiring security for the overnight hours. the parent company is offering a reward and arrest for the conviction of the suspects. it is busy on the roadways. mike. >> i apologize for clearing my
throat. i could not help it. we will get a look at the south bay. the maps show how slow it is. below 20 miles per hour. slow drive for the last half hour. a note here, umber, a person was hit. a pedestrian was hit and was able to walk away. a lot of school traffic. marla. we will be back at 8:56 with the next news update. see you then.
♪ xanadu >> yes, finally the song we've been waiting for. >> wednesday, september 12th, 2012. sunny here in manhattan. our guests have been enjoying the musical styling of natalie morales. >> why do you love this song? >> you know, this brings back memories. "xanadu" a cult favorite film of mine. it's fun.
♪ xanadu >> 1980," xanadu," 1980s. >> by the way, more music friday when korean pop sensation psy brings his "gangnam style" right here to today. get ready for the dance moves you've been practicing. >> the giddy-up show. >> that's friday morning on today. >> everybody limbered up. >> i like that move. that's my favorite move. >> i'm not sure can i do that one. >> what else is happening? >> it's going to be funny. >> we're going to go to the kitchen with mark. who doesn't love short bread. >> love it. >> mark is going to show us the different ways can you prepare it. i cannot wait, man. >> this is kind of a serious note because we also have the dog obie inside, the little daschund who is not so little. very overweight, and he's now
battling to shed some of those unwanted pounds so we'll talk to his new foster mom who has put him on a diet. >> we'll check in on that, and first hello to howie mandel of "america's got at all end." hi, howie. >> good to see you. >> we're not touching hands. >> no germs have been -- >> here i am on fashion week. >> and looking so fashionable. >> zippers. >> back-to-school pants. >> very nice. >> let's talk about the competition. the viewers that pick, but do you have a favorite or someone who you think has the line in? >> i do. the guy who plays the earth harp is the guy i put my money on, if i had to invest. i don't think the audience is -- i think the audience is going to go with the dogs or tom kotter because it's easier for them to connect with a human being or cute dogs. >> i liked that act. >> i've been tweeting live and i sense that that's how america is going. >> are you getting a cents that your fellow judges share your opinion on this after a year? have you gotten a pretty good
sense for where your tastes are similar and different? >> absolutely, yes. >> howard and i are, you know, we agree and we respect each other and we also disagree, you know. >> on this decision? >> no. i think that we all see -- you kind of get a sense. i tweet live during the show @howiemandel, but i can sense, can i see. last week when the untouchables, the little girl group, you know, the little kids. >> the dancer. >> phenomenal dancer. when she broke down crying at end i lacked at my twitter, oh, my god, oh, my god, got to vote for the little girl. saw the sentiment change. i'm thinking it will be tom kotter because he makes people laugh or the adorable little dogs because everybody loves dogs. >> looking ahead to next season, you'll be back. what about sharon os bourne with the whole thing blowing up there? >> i've heard what you heard, but i hope she would come back, i don't know, but i -- i heard what you heard.
you know howard, is howard coming back? >> if you come back and sharon comes back, he'll come back. >> oh, wow. >> really? >> right here. >> i have no idea. he doesn't share that. >> he hasn't made a decision. i fly in from l.a. every week, and five-hour flight, get off the flight, show up, do the show. he comes from here and goes, boy, this traffic is killing me. >> you never complain. >> that really wasn't a complaint. >> i love it. can you believe this is a job? >> a pretty cool show. >> feel like i got a bad turnout for my summer concert series. >> you're going to stick around with us at the top at 9:00. >> help us with our "take 3." >> you're making it clear that i have no place to go. nothing to do but tonight. the final tonight. everybody's got to tune n.tweet me live. this is the finale. >> let me get it straight. do you tweet live? >> yes. >> i'm kidding that. >> my twitter handle. >> @howiemandel. >> will you tweet us? >> i've got six followers, i'm
looking for eight. >> come on, everybody. >> howie mandel, season finale tonight. thank you. see you at 9:00. >> mr. roker. >> okay. that's what's going o they're clapping for the gorgeous day ahead in san jose. beautiful conditions here. a bit on the hazy side. full on sunshine. getting seasonal summer readings. highs at 3:34. 77 in fremont. you hit 77 in redwood city. 66 in the city by the bay. temperatures spike tomorrow up to 96 degrees inland. we cool off friday into saturday. it will be warm. don't forget, can you check that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable, weather.com online and if you don't like that weather, tweet me @alroker. >> coming up, dr. due pinsky is here to talk about his show that helps ordinary people overcome
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back now at 8:38. for five seasons dr. drew pinsky has helped celebrities overcome addiction on his vh-1 show, and now he's taking on the challenge of healing eight ordinary people. >> i feel if i don't get help i'm dead. >> i'm asking you to save my life. >> save my mommy. >> i'm an alcoholic. i need help. i don't want to be like this. this is horrible. >> i'm at home and in pain. >> dr. drew pinsky is in charge of treatment on "rehab with dr. crew" and mary ann's son michael has received treatment on the show. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> these are normal people who battle addiction just as much. is the treatment think different for celebrities? >> treatment is exactly the same.
in my day in and day out career that's what i've done, celebrities sprinkled throughout. addiction is a disease that affects everybody. it cuts across all classes, all ethnicities. it's really to me the medical problem of our time. >> you linkened yourself to an oncologist saying basically addiction is like cancer in its seriousness. >> if you have a bad enough addiction the prognosis is worse. you're probably dying. if you need to see me, it's higher than the significant majority of cancers, and it's like the oncologist. you do the best you can. the frustrating thing about this disease though is if people continue and stay in treatment, they are going to do well. the sad thing is they drift away. it's like a diabetic refusing to take their insulin, things go bad. >> and the show does not paint a pretty picture of addiction. >> not a pretty disease. it's a tough disease. >> how serious are the folks in treatment on the show? >> these people had to find their way on to the show in spite of them being sick and their disease, and they really want a treatment, and they were
really in need of treatment. it's exciting. you may see me say on the show i'm so excited because we can really help these people. they need us. >> talk to me about your son because i read his background. he sounds like a great kid and not somebody you who expect to develop what he said was a 40 a bag a day heroin. >> started with prescription painkillers which is a very big problem across the country now, and basically you're surprised, but my son is everyone else's son out there. it's a stigma. it's not -- it's your boy next door. it's your athletic children, and that's a big problem. the parents are not educated to even think that their child, this so-called perfect child can do this, and it barrels out of control. it's not like when we were young. it's not having a beer. it's pills and pills and pills, and then they go to the heroin because instead of $30 a pill,
it's $5 a bag and pretty much the same substance. >> and how is he doing now? >> he's actually doing really well now. thank good for the opportunity. >> must be hard though. it's an opportunity, and i know you worked so hard. almost lost your house trying to get treatment for him and if it provides treatment on the other hand, here he is on national television bearing all. >> i'm okay with it. if he can save a life out there, i'm on -- i'm on board. you know what? i know in the end he'll make me shine because he truly is a wonderful kid, made some bad choices and went down the wrong road. >> this is what you're watching footage of now. a great kid. denise brings up two great points. parents will say not my kid. scariest thing you can say. i'm sure you said it. >> absolutely. >> pills, pills, pills, i don't care if they get on them because they had an orthopedic injury. pills is the way kids get going. >> it's the new gateway drug. >> it's the gateway and it's the killer. it's both. >> what do you think, dr. drew, about this experience?
i mean, obviously those who are in treatment benefit from the treatment. >> yeah. >> but do you think being on camera and having this national exposure? >> yeah. >> is good for their treatment? >> well, it's much to our amazement the cameras and doing it publicly has been good for people who went through it. the celebrities felt sort of like they wanted to be an example for other people, motivated them to stay sober. this is a new experience doing it with not celebrities and they are anxious about being on camera. we did this six months ago and they are all in treatment. six to eight are in treatment, all sober and doing remarkably well, but what they need is a year of treatment, and we're making sure they get that. >> that's good to here. denise, thank you for sharing your story. >> and "rehab with dr. drew" premiers this sunday night on vh-1. coming up next, a much lighter note, an easy baking pr
"how to cook everything today." this morning we're baking short bread cookies. mark's recipe is in the current recipe of the "new york times" mag scene. mark is also the author of "how to cook everything, the basics" and 340 other books. >> 341. >> short bread in its most basic form is a cookie, what is it? >> it is a cookie and a very short cookie, and short means lots of fat. >> why does short mean lots of fat? >> some old english thing, don't want to go there, like etymology. >> one of the things i notice is if you're making basic shortbread, very few ingredients. >> really what it is is butter and sugar held together by as little flour as you can manage to turn it into a cookie so that what you're tasting is butter and sugar. >> the recipe is really easy. >> the whole thing is really easy. >> okay. creamed butter. we add some sugar. >> fair amount of sugar. >> and an egg yolk, and there's some salt in here, too.
>> okay. i like these a little bit salty. just that tiny bit of saveriness is great. and then you cream that a little more. cream the sugar with the butter. obviously a standing mixer makes this very easy, and when that's mixed, you add a little at a time, and we'll try to do it a little at a time because i think we have time for that. you add a mixture of flour and corn starch and the reason you use -- >> the consistency you are looking for flaky and light like dense that i had some in london, pretty dense. >> pretty dense, because there's a lot of fat in there. it's really an excuse to eat butter, really an excuse to be eating butter. the reason you add a little corn starch is because what you want is to develop as little gluten as possible. you don't want any toughness. you want it to be as tender as it can be. >> all right. >> so once we have the basic recipe, now you can actually get a little bit more creative and add some different flavors, and
have you some examples of those here. >> you can obviously add -- if you add pecans you have pecan sandies, so any kind of nuts, make savory shortbreads so olive oil and rosemary and parmesan and black pepper. this is a paper towel and poppy seed with a little bit of lemon. espresso and chocolate, anything you can, and your favorite here, coconut and lime. >> i'm not a big coconut fan. >> but if you're adding different flavors, especially the savories, do you change the recipe? >> stays the same. >> adding olive oil, cut the butter by a little bit but stays the same. >> now you have your shortbread dough. how do you work it? >> you have the dough and it into a long and get fancier and shape it into a triangle. feel that, i mean, it's really hard. >> if you have a -- a log, like this, and then you can just cut cookies, youno know, real like
the mixes you pie in a store, and these are keep in the freezer forever. >> you can do the circular log as well. >> or can you roll it out. >> need to soften it a bit before you roll it out and cut it with a knife like that or use a cookie cutter. >> all right. you put it on a baking pan, a creased baking pan? >> because there's so much butter in here you don't need any -- you don't need any more grease. >> how long does it cook? >> 20 minutes or so, 15 even. >> here's what they look like when they are done, and then you add a little more zest to them. >> another thing you can do is melt some chocolate, and just dip like that, and that will set up in ten minutes, or you can fridge rate that and beautiful. >> you know what the best way to eat them is, just plain? >> i like the plain ones, too. >> you should try one of the savory once. >> mark bittman, good to see you. >> thanks, matt. we'll be back with much more, including obie, the 77-pound daschund on a quest to
back now at 8:50 with a modern marvel. the city beneath the city here in new york. nbc's willie geist rolled up his sleeves to find out what it takes to expand new york city's massive subway system. willie, good morning to you. >> rolled up my sleeves and put on a hard hat as i think you'll be entertained to see in a
moment. as new yorkers go about their hectic leaves this morning, deep beneath their feet on the city's east end is a mile of tunnels and army of construction workers pulling off a staggering feat. operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week and carrying more than 5 million passengers every weekday, the subterranean world is as busy as the crowded streets above. the subway system first opened in 1904, but the planned second avenue expansion has been delayed again and again by financial constraints and a world war. this 30-year engineer is the president for the mta capital construction group and the man running this gigantic operation. i'm thinking about the scope of this project. what's the first thing you do? >> make sure that people understand what you're doing. >> reporter: construction of a new two-track subway line on manhattan's east side has meant disruptions of entire neighborhoods with years of
drilling and blasting. >> i started to go from store to store. we set up meetings with stakeholders in neighborhoods, and it took a while. >> reporter: can you show me around downstairs. >> absolutely. >> reporter: where are we standing right now? what will this look like four years from now? >> right now we are at the end of the 72nd street station, about 69th street. let's walk down. >> okay. this was nothing but rock when you started. when did it begin to take shape? how long does that take? >> at the very beginning as we go in behind the machine, the tunnel boring machine, will you see the immediate results. >> reporter: this boring machine powers through the rock to make the tunnel. it's a massive piece of equipment. at 850 feet long, the head alone weighs more than 200 tons and cuts a hole 22 feet in diameter. how fast does the boring machine
move? >> the boring machine, if you have good ground, can do about 100 feet a day. >> reporter: but some of the ground is too soft, so believe it or not, they actually freeze the ground to keep it from collapsing as the machine cuts its path. how do you freeze the ground? >> well, what we did is we put pipes into the ground, aluminum pipes, and then you put inside another pipe and you put a brine. we froze the ground up to about minus 30, to minious 40 fahrenheit. once that is solid can you go with the machine screw and bore it like a rock >> reporter: foundations of all the buildings surrounding the projects had to be inspected before digging could begin. >> we had to survey all of the buildings beforehand it make sure that they would withstand the vibration, so many of the buildings we fixed. >> reporter: my gosh, what are we looking at here? >> dr. h leads me to a
breathtaking underground cavern the size of a basketball arena that's been cleared to make space for the future 72nd street station. >> now look at this afternoon, right? >> reporter: immense. after a ride back up the elevator we head uptown to a site that's just starting to blast out rock below the street w.explosives in place, traffic is stopped, the warning horatio -- warning hornblows and then i was ready to head down with the crowd but first loose and limber. i descend into the hole with a little adult supervision. we heard the blasts upstairs and now we're down here in the hole. this is what we were blastinging right? >> that's correct, willie. we need to spray water on it part of keeping the dust down for community. >> reporter: this is what they have entrusted me with, a rubber hose. i wanted heavy equipment. they give me a garden hose. after a couple of minutes
spraying down the dust like a pro i asked my boss for a promotion. not for nothing, but i think i'm pretty good with this hose. >> you are good. >> reporter: ready for the front loader, right? >> i'm going to put a request in for that. that's as far as can i tell snow put in the paperwork? i won't hold my breath. still waiting for that paperwork to go through. the first phase of this extraordinary project expected to be finished though not until december 201. a lot of people have talked about disruptions to businesses in the neighborhood. the selling point for these guys is we're creating access to your stores and businesses, if you can hang in there with us for a few years, this is going to be a revitalized neighborhood. >> by the way, want to kiss me right on the lips. >> the bob the builder look for you. >> like that. >> the village people called. >> you can't see it on tv, i have a giant melon. they couldn't find a helmet to fit me. >> really, you have a big head. >> vents noticed. >> willie geist, thank you. >> just ahead, one-minute
do-it-yourself home fix-it. >> but first more from natalie's go-to play list. >> ub40 "red, red wine." it is 8:56. good morning. i'm marla tellez. soon it appears one more option for getting around san francisco. talking about water taxis. the commission talked about the taxis. they must iron out a contract with the service provider. passengers could ride on water taxis as early as next month. commission members approved a
and we're back now with more of "today" on a wednesday morning. it's the 12th day of september, 2012. another song from natalie's playlist, playing right now. that is "every tearp is >> that is, "every teardrop is a waterfall" from coldplay. i thought it was like viva la vida. we like this, natalie. >> it's a good one. we give your play list like two thumbs up. >> now your play list.
you've been ridiculing ours all week. >> anyway, tomorrow, i'll have my revenge. your play list. here's a selection you picked. i actually approve. what is it? >> this is goyte. this is "somebody i used to know." this is probably the most current song on my play list. the rest are like something out of a time machine. that's tomorrow here on "today." meanwhile, what else do we have coming up? >> don't you say that you discovered this song? >> no. no. but you came into the makeup room one day saying, i've got this new song, that's fantastic, and i've had it on my ipad for about eight weeks. >> all right. we'll talk about that later. look, the song ran out and we were still bickering. what's coming up, al? >> coming up -- >> sorry you had to see that. and you too, america. >> we could still be bickering. >> steals and deals on everything from music and clothes and so much more. and of course, we've got obie, the dachshund who's so far overweight.
but the good news is he's starting to lose with a new foster mom and hopefully we're going to get him healthy. >> yeah, get him some exercise and get him on a healthy path. >> and howie mandell's inside. but first back inside to natalie. >> good morning, everyone. president obama this morning condemned the overnight attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed american ambassador chris stevens, along with three american members of his staff. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i've also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> a senior defense official tells nbc news there is no indication that any u.s. marines are among the dead or wounded. anti-american protesters have
also gathered for a second day outside the u.s. embassy in cairo, egypt. the protests in both countries were apparently triggered by a privately produced american video that denounces islam. chicago school system is at a standstill for a third day as the teachers union and school district negotiators failed to reach an agreement tuesday night. the union says a deal is still a long way off, but teachers are getting support on the picket lines, as parents are joining in. a new book from the italian boyfriend of amanda knox, raffaele sollecito, admits that he and knox attracted suspicion with their strange behavior after knox's housemate, meredith kercher, was found slain back in 2007. but he insists they were incident. sollecito and knox served four years in an italian prison for kercher's murder, but were acquitted last fall. apple unveils the latest version of its iphone in san francisco today.
the iphone 5 is expected to work with 4g cellular networks, a capability many iphone rivals already have. there is speculation that it will have a bigger screen, slimmer design, and a better camera lens. jpmorgan's chief economist says sales could actually be big enough to give a noticeable boost to the nation's gdp. and we're getting our first look at baby edward duke rancic. the 2-year-old is son to proud mom and dad julianna and bill rancic. edward was born via gestational surrogate in august, and bill says he's got his mommy's dimples and that they're feeling blessed beyond words. it is day two of the duke and duchess' cambridge's royal tour of southeast asia, and every one of the royal couple's moves is being closely watched. sarah james is in singapore. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. well, will and kate had a packed schedule in blistering heat, but the hottest question of the day
wasn't on the itinerary, it was the question of when this popular pair might be starting a family. >> kate, you're great! >> reporter: an enthusiastic welcome for the duke and duchess of cambridge. hundreds of fans braved scorching temperatures to bask in royal glory, as will and kate toured a man-made oasis in the center of singapore's sophisticated high-rises. >> i shook her hand, i was so happy. >> reporter: we've been here since 5:30 in the morning. we were the first two here. >> reporter: will and kate repaid those early birds with the personal touch, a wave here, a handshake there, kate eye level with pint-sized fans. >> she was wearing a white dress. >> reporter: by alexander mcqueen, as it turns out. but who's to say who her next designer might be? >> it was really special, because when i grow up, i want to be a fashion designer and design a dress for her. >> reporter: when it comes to kate and will, fashion is far from the only focus. royal watchers scrutinize everything the couple say and
do, from william overheard responding to someone in the crowd that he'd like to have two children, to kate's choice not to drink wine during toasts tuesday night. >> kate was at the state banquet, and she drank water when she toasted the speeches. the truth is, she'd just been on a long haul flight and she doesn't really drink that much. >> reporter: one sip of water, enough to unleash the latest flood of baby buzz rumors. >> the palace is saying that her drinking water, we should not read too much into it. >> reporter: wednesday, the main children in the spotlight at this special needs school, the duchess keen to view their art therapy approach. >> they know how to sprinkle that magic dust. >> reporter: those in this financial mecca hope that magic dust can also turn to dollars. the royals are a powerful team and a powerful brand. indeed, one magazine recently
estimated the worth of the monarchy brand at $70 billion. it's certainly true that when it comes to gaining interest and attention, this couple has the midas touch. natalie? >> that they do. sarah james in singapore for us. thank you. we'll be talking more about the royals coming up in a moment. it is now seven minutes past the hour. let's turn it over to al with a check of your weather. >> thanks so much, natalie. as we check out what we've got going on today, a cold front that's going to be bringing big changes. you can see on the radar, it's from minneapolis all the way down into the southwest. this big system is causing a lot of rain, anywhere from about 1 to 4 inches between omaha all the way down to albuquerque. other big change caused by this front, ahead of it, warm air, we're talking temperatures, 80s and 90s. behind it, temperatures fall anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees into the upper 60s to the low 9:07 on a wednesday morning. just a beautiful shot here over the bay bridge.
a couple of mariners out there. temperatures are comfortable. 77 in fremont. 89 in livermore. a bit on the cool side for the first part of the day in san francisco. highs coming in at 3:30. between 3:30 and 4:00, warmest time of the day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thank you. this morning on today's "take three," we've got some hot talkers with howie mandell bringing in some high-powered talent. howie, how are we doing? >> how with we doing? night, 9:0 >> i know. >> don't miss it. >> and twitter handle again. >> @howiemandel. i'll talk to you. i want to do the "take 3" thing, started watching it yesterday. >> a lot of us who are parents have certainly had our not so
fine parenting moments, and we saw one that sparked a lot of outrage around the world. there was a british mom, she's actually a journalist and a model, who was out with her baby in a stroller, 5-month-old baby in a stroller. her name is beaches geldoff, didn't have a peachy moment though. on the phone as the stroller hits a pothole. the baby falls out of the stroller. >> the phone did not fall. >> the phone stays glued to the ear so that's one of those moments where a lot of people are like drop the cell phone, pick up the child. >> you're assuming from a picture that you know what was going on. >> exactly. >> she could have been on the phone minutes before that going listen, i want to drop the baby in a pothole, can you tell me where one is? to the left, to the right, the left, the right? got it. thank you so much. you don't know. don't judge. >> don't read the picture. that is a good point, that you don't want to judge, because as i saw, that people on twitter were ferocious. >> of course. >> shocker. >> but she's somebody the paparazzi are staking her out,
and so they have caught that very bad moment where she was -- just happened to have the phone here, but she took care of the child. the child is fine. >> right. >> nobody worry. >> we've all had this. we've all had moments. >> no, i've been perfect. >> a-ha. >> can i get examles. >> my son doing his homework last night and i was getting a little frustrating, like, josh, how -- you raise the voice. >> drop him in a pothole? >> no. >> you raise the volume a little bit more than i should have or even once at a target when one of my children was having a total meltdown, i had a cart full of stuff and i just picked up my child and walked out and left the cart. bye, target. get him out of there. i was just so embarrassed. >> my kid was in high school, one of my daughters was in high school, and i'm very conservative, you know. i went into a room. >> you? >> i went into a room and i found a film canister filled with what i believed was marijuana, and i went to the school and went to the principal, called her out of the office, took her home, dragged
her out of the class, put the canister down and i said what is this, young lady, and she said my fish food. >> oh, no, and i said that's what i thought it was, now get back to school! >> there's a zero tolerance for fish food policy. >> you got one, al? are you a perfect parent? >> no, i'm not. but at least one of the kid, i won't say which one because then people will be looking at them, changing a diaper and you look away and the next thing you know they are under the bed, you know. >> under the bed. >> oh, you hear thud and they kind of roll. >> that happens. >> they are all right. >> let's move on to the next one. >> wow. >> this just kills me, cover the royals a lot on this show. >> right. >> everybody is speculating that kate may be pregnant because she tasted some water. >> oh, my gosh. >> did you see that. >> wants to stay hydrated. >> they assume that she's pregnant. >> as you heard, she just came off a long flight at this engagement. >> she's drinking water. >> she's drinking water. not drinking the local wine.
another one of these other magazines had a big thing that says kate's expecting, and their evidence was that apparently on the back of her dress there was a stitch that looked like it had been taken out a little bit, a sash. >> if that's the case, then i'm really pregnant. >> you cannot gain a pound -- she's so thin. she is waif-like, and she can't gain a pound without people saying she's pregnant. look at her boobs, they look great. >> people so concerned with other people's pregnancy, whether they are or not. when my wife was pregnant, she was like eight months, strangers in an elevator would put their hands on her and go when, when? and my wife, who is very funny, would go when what? and they would go, oh, i'm sorry, and she would never let on to the fact she was pregnant. nobody's business and people shouldn't be touching somebody and just because someone is drinking water we shouldn't speculate. >> are we too obsessed with celebrity baby bumps? >> yes. >> i think we all agree but let
us know how you feel about the subject, today.com on our website. >> some celebrities are just fat. >> some are a little bloated. >> right. >> here's the quote, some is celebrities are just fat. >> and many more are not pregnant. >> yes. >> move on. >> al, let's talk about the drink you drink every morning. >> people ever see this on camera? >> oh, my gosh, might run away from you. >> is that a solid or a liquid? >> put a little too much in today, but i drink this stuff, and i put a lot of fresh ginger in it. >> a lot of fresh ginger this it. >> why? >> i like the taste, anti-oxidants and helps -- ginger helps with digestion, it's an anti-inflammatory. >> you haven't even taken three sips of that and in your third hour here. >> my second. >> this is a fermented drink, so what al is not telling you is that he's drinking a cocktail every morning. >> got a buzz on right now. >> fantastic. >> i don't want to drink
anything that i have to chew. look at you chewing after you take a sip. >> i chew, it i do. >> that's a lot of ginger though. >> we had the segment earlier about taking supplements and all that. do you think it's work? you're willing to try anything. >> i don't know if it works or if it's, you know, one of those things -- >> makes you feel good. >> use the power of your mind to believe it's working. >> what do you think it's done for you? >> nothing. >> look at his complexion. look at his complexion, he's glowing. >> like a baby's bottom. >> any secret potions, houry, that you drink? >> i won't touch anything. i don't have any supplements. i'm gluten-free. i do that. >> and germ-free. >> i try to be germ-free. i'm not germ-free. the fact that i'm here today makes -- >> you're on this couch and you're on that chair. >> we should have worn our bubble outfits. >> howie mandel, thank you. want to remind everybody the final performances of "america's got talent" are tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern, right here on nbc.
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9:26. good morning. i'm marla tellez. we are learning the fallen act of the chp officer has given life to four people. 37-year-old kenyon youngstrum was shot and killed last week. the officer was an organ donor. his kidney went to a bay area woman who was wait for a transplant for years. a 63-year-old bay area woman received his liver and a father of four in southern california received his heart. the official memorial for officer youngstrum will be held in vacaville tomorrow morning.
we are learning more about the man who shot the officer. 36-year-old christopher lacey. they seized a gun carrying and and three targets. he had been hired by a mountain view company. he was shot to death by youngstrum's partner. coming up after the break, we will look at the forecast and the roads. blach
9:28. welcome back. looking at san jose. hazy conditions. we have good air quality across the bay. things will change for tomorrow. we fall back into the moderate ra range. temperatures today, upper 80s. tomorrow, 90s. 66 in san francisco. getting some great beach days thursday into friday. let's check the drive with mike.
here is a live look southbound passing tesla. that is off 88 in frefremont. it is slow. let me get back to the right map. the san mateo bridge and an accident moving past the shoulder. slow out of fremont at mission. northbound at san jose is slow as well as the accident at tulle. that is heavy traffic. marla. thank you, mike. we will be back with our next weather and news update in a half hour. see you at 9:56.
you say remember guys, if your friends give you a hard time about being romantic, it's because they don't know how to treat their lady right. are you a romantic guy? >> i think i am. >> what's the most romantic thing that you've done? >> the most romantic thing that i've done -- >> we're going to leave you hanging there. that's why we call it a tease. what exactly is the most romantic thing justin bieber has ever done? you have to tune in tomorrow on today opens up about his past and future in an interview with ryan seacrest. i'm natalie along with al roker. get ready. giddyup. guess what? he's not the only huge act coming to the plaza.
we can't tell you who it is just yet. tune in tomorrow. huge announcement. >> i'm trying to figure out who it is. all right. meanwhile just ahead, not one, not two, but five one-minute do it yourself fixes for your home. a dog trying to fix his weight problem. you saw him. the dachshund. he's 77 pounds and now on a crash course diet to slim down. >> later on, your best beauty buys at your local drugstore. you can get high quality makeup. first we want to say hello to sanya richards-ross. she achieved her dream of becoming an olympic gold medalist to win the 400-meter. >> good to see you. >> i brought them for you. >> you brought them for us. >> so crossing that finish line for the first time, what was that like for you? >> oh, my gosh, it's still a bit surreal for me. you cross the finish line and you can't believe it happened. it's a a dream i've had since i
was a child. i believe that hard work pays off and living in the moment still. >> now being back home and i know that you and your husband who -- corner back for the jaguars, aaron ross. do you have time to kind of balance life and work and try to work it out so you get date nights in there too? >> we try to. sometimes it is difficult. i scheduled some time pulls us apart. we make time for each other. that makes our relationship so unique. we have great experiences but then we come together and share those moments. he's so special. he's my special guy. >> you got two gold medals. the second one for anchoring the 4 x by 400 meter. >> you know who is more protective of the medals is my dad. do you still have the medals, do you have a picture. i take them everywhere. everybody wants to see them. they're in my purse all week.
>> that's what we're missing a trophy rack. >> we need a trophy room. >> everybody should have a trophy room. >> you're in new york taking part in your other passion, which is fashion. >> yeah. >> look how fashionable you are. >> thank you so much. >> what shows are you going to go to? >> i love fashion like you said. it's one much my greatest passions. i've been to so many great shows, bcbg, re beck mink off, it's been great. couture, it's been my dream to take it in. >> when you cross the finish line, you always look good. >> thank you so much, natalie. >> sanya richards-ross. >> thanks for having me, guys. let's see what we have. gorgeous day in the east. temperatures warmer. little more humid but not by much. behind it, much chillier conditions. breezy weather. plenty of sunshine through the plains. but wet weather along the
frontal system and gorgeous day in the pacific northwest. wet weather from texas up into the central great lakes. sunny and warm in the pacific northwest. sunny and hot through the nort good morning. taking a live look at oakland over the coliseum. you can see through the layer clouds. the sun will break through. full on sunshine in the heat of the day. 77 degrees in fremont. 77 in redwood city. 66 degrees in santa cruz today. temperatures are perfect for hitting the beaches for the weekend. jumping up to 96 from 89 today as we transition into thursday. and that's your latest weather. al, thank you. coming up next, one-minute projects to get your home in shape after this. no excuses. only takes a minute. there's a place where the sky is always blue
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there's a ground wire, a hot and a cold. you hook it up, put it back in, plate goes on and done. if you don't know how to turn the power off at the panel, you're in trouble. it's a voltage detector. if it's red, walk away and call in a professional. otherwise, it's something you can handle yourself. mood lighting. that's number one. >> also it will save you energy and everybody looks great in mood lighting. >> this is what i love to recommend. will you do me a favor. will you become a ceiling fan for me. hold that blade. if they're dusty, nobody knows how to clean them. what happens when you clean them, the dust falls on to the bed. it's messy. it's terrible. take a simple pillowcase like this. spray a cleaning solution. >> a fancy one. >> any cleaning solution. you can go if there or on the blade itself. you encapsulate the fan blade and pull the dust off that way.
it's contained in the bag, no mess, no fuss. >> five seconds, not even a minute fix. >> cleaning out the filters not only for air conditioning, your heaters as well. something that you need to do how often? >> an interior air quality is critical. people with allergies. i recommend at least every three months in the summer and the height of the winter season. if you have clean air, you have a great living environment. don't ignore this. these are in many shapes and sizes. bring your old one to the store, replace it. >> even if we're not using air conditioners, you immediate to do that? >> yeah. but in the height of the months where we're using them, it's critical to replace them every three months. that's an easy fix. >> this is a great one. >> clogged showerheads. >> that's right. what i like to recommend, instead of getting into replacing the showerhead because water is not flowing, pour vinegar in a bag and tape it on the neck of the showerhead, let it soak overnight.
all the things that clogged the showerhead, are free, flows again. that's about 50 seconds. >> not a problem with the unit. >> it's exactly that. >> it's the crud in there. >> that's why water doesn't flow. >> finally over here, stains on the spots and fixtures. >> water stains are difficult to clean. i don't like using the solutions that come in the commercial grade product. like a lemon cut in half. rub it on any area with chrome or finish on your fixtures, lemon only. wipe it off. good to go. then squeeze it in your salad dressing. >> cleaning the fingerprints. coming up next, the biggest doggie addition. the 77-pound dachshund's mission to get fit. that's right after this. for a golf getaway. double miles you can actually use... but mr. single miles can't join his friends because he's getting hit with blackouts. shame on you.
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chopping 77 pounds. thanks to his new owner, foster parent, he's going on a strict diet. we have obi's adopted mom. city veterinary care and founder of the project. good day to all you guys. when you heard about toby and with obi and -- toby, obi and you heard about obi and he actually showed up, did it match what you were expecting in. >> no. >> i had no idea. >> when you heard about a 77-pound dachshund. >> they estimated he was 70. i hadn't seen a picture. maybe we're expecting a basset hound here. there's no way he could possibly way 70 pounds. i saw him. and he really is a purebred dachshund. i took him to the vet the next day and he weighed in at 77. >> so dr. kaplan, i assume this is the biggest dachshund you have ever seen.
>> no doubt. >> is he healthy? i mean, what are the dangers of a dog weighing this much? >> you would think, if you're thinking about people, that being overweight could lead to things like@row sclerosis and heart attacks. for dogs it's orthopedic mostly. a dachshund is most people know are predisposed to slipped disks and orthopedic problems and that's really what most of his risk is. >> this exacerbates that. >> it's going to wreak havoc on his joints. >> nora, what are you doing to get obi more fit? what kind of diet is he on? >> he's on a high protein, high fiber, low energy diet. he's able to eat, about two cups a day. >> what kind exercise? >> his only exercise right now is going from house to outside to go potty into house. he moves around on his own.
that's his only exercise for now. he's moving better every day. >> is that a good plan, doc? >> high protein diets and low fat diets in dogs work like they do in people. the fiber burns calories and reduces appetite as well. >> according to the association for pet obesity, 53% of adult dogs, 55% of adult cats are overweight. is this an epidemic we're seeing, not only in the human population but in our pet population as well? >> absolutely. people have good intentions feed their dogs what they're supposed to feed them. it's the treats. i find the treats, just like people, the binge eating between meals. >> is there correlation between overweight pet owners and overweight pets? >> i don't know if there's been a study but in my clinical practice, yes. i see a lot of dogs overweight and the owners also. >> nora, how long do you think it will be to get him back to his fighting weight? >> it could take a week.
so far he's lost about 2 pound a week which is perfect. >> once he loses the weight, he'll have a healthy normal life. >> he should. >> very happy. >> are you happy, toby, obi? >> all right. okay, bud. coming up next, the best beauty buys at your local drugstore. first, this is today on nbc. [ female announcer ] this is the story of eves.
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this morning on "today's" -- a drugstore buyer's guide. budget friendly and good for your routine. editor-at-large of shade magazine. >> good morning, natalie. >> lot of good things at the drug stores. hard mott to spend money there. what is worth spending the money on? >> there's great picks at the drugstore. we found some of our favorites. best news is everything here is
under $40. >> let's get o it. a great body wash. this one is a long-standing tradition with olay. >> olay has fabulous product. the body wash is wonderful as well. this one from the simply olay collection. it invigorates them. it infuses pomegranate. it smells great, feels great. picks you up in the morning when you can't wake up. >> a daily moisturizer. if you have dry skin, this is the one you pick as a winner? >> absolutely. you have to make sure you're always using a body lotion after your shower, especially as the cold winter months start to approach. we love this one from jergen's. daily moisture. this is great for dry skin, 24 hours of hydration. no greasy residue. >> like that. sometimes it can be really greasy. that's a good one. over here to the gillette razor with olay. i imagine it has a little bit of that hydration to it, right? >> it does. this is a wonderful product. you're getting a five-blade raise sore and two olay
moisturizing bars. it releases a lather when it's wet and you don't have to use a shaving cream. it's convenient and i love this for travel as well. >> okay. now, for the face and gentle cleanser here. a neutrogena takes top prize a lot. >> find a cleanser that you like. we like this one. it's foam i, gets rid of oils, grease and a little bit of your makeup as well. it's a wonderful product. it doesn't strip the skin of natural moistures. which is so important. >> from the moisturizers to, this is an anti-ager, when is a good time to start using anti-agers? >> the sooner the better. once you hit your 30s. you take care of prevention. some women like to start in their 20s as well. this is a physician's formula. like a topical alternative to injectables. it will hydrate your skin and plump up your skin. all great things that help you look better and feel better.
>> sounds good already. >> eye creams. that's something that you should invest in as well, right? >> especially once in your 20s. that's where you tend to get most of the aging early on. >> that facial cream is not good under the eye area. >> you need a separate eye cream. it's from l'oreal paris. it will repair the wrinkles you have, help with density of your skin and helps to firm and tone that gentle skin around your eyes. okay. over here to the latest and greatest in hair products. i love the sound of this brush. tell me what's so special about it. >> this is no ordinary brush. because it's actually battery powered. it has an ion generator. it neutralizes what causes dullness on your hair. >> it makes it sleek. >> then last but not least, a good blow dryer as well. why do you like this one here
in. >> this is are revlon. it's lightweight, it has ion technology that i lot of the expensive brands have. you want the one with ion technology because it minimizes dry time and frizz. >> the all great products. all in shape magazine on our websit as well. thank you so much. >> thank you. howie man dell is joining kathy lee and hoed a at the top of the hour. first your local news and weather. have a great day everyone.
expected to announce the next generation of iphone. the iphone 5. it could be longer and bigger than the current iphone. it will feature a new type of charging point. the announcement is taking place in san francisco. we have a crew there and business and tech reporter scott budman will have the latest during our 11:00 newscast. in other news, milpitas police are hoping photos will help someone identify the suspects who robbed and killed a 7/11 store clerk. three hooded gunman rushing into the 7/11 on north milpitas boulevard on saturday. seconds later, they shot and killed the 67-year-old clerk. the owner of the 7/11 is hiring security for the overnight hours. the parent company is offering a cash reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspects. let's go to christina loren with
the check on the forecast. we have cloudy conditions and we are headed to the 80s and 90s. 83 in san francisco. 86 in concord. 66 in san francisco. heating up through tomorrow. let's get a drive check with mike. slow through fremont. south bay is slow. northbound routes, 85 northbound, an accident clearing. that is the reason for the back up as you head up from the 101 split. we are looking at a slow drive from 101 through san mateo. an accident at 102 in the northbound lane. marla. mike, thanks. for the latest traffic and news updates, search for us on facebook and nbc bay area.
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> a happy winesday wednesday to everybody out there, september 12th. how you doing, hoda woman? >> i'm doing real well, thank you. >> we are excited about all the people sending in their entries for our -- >> they are getting it -- >> we are getting crazy videos and excellent tweets. and remember, you have to tweet klg and hoda u with a hash tag. so hash tag klg and hoda. getting cool videos. >> the whole point is to get our attention so use your imagine nation and -- like this one from
the university of evansville in indiana. >> hey, time too get your school spirit showing on the "today" show. kathie lee and hoda are going back to college and all you have to do is tweet a photo, short video or just message using the hash tags klg and hoda u and ue big free. today's show will be broadcast live at the winning school. let's show the nation what we are all about. your 15 minutes of fame is just a tweet away. >> that is really, really well done. all right. >> wow. we have a lot of them coming in. we are going to show you more as we go. >> okay. >> by the way, ms. fancy, i don't know if you're aware, but "people" magazine does something every year and they come out with their best dressed list. and for women -- >> over 50. >> at any age. which includes a lot.
here you are. kathie lee is on the beautiful -- the best dressed. christie brinkley. gayle king. kim catrell and app curry. wow. >> i just want to thank michael khors. it has the 50s, which i still am, they didn't put me in that. they put me in the any able. >> all right so there's a rumor out there -- >> age today. i feel my age today. got to do a shutout to neil set dhaka and his beautiful wife, lea leva, married for 50 years. want to go to memory lane. ♪ love, love, love my calendar girl ♪ here they are. probably -- >> chocolate bars? >> chocolate bars.
all going to enjoy little bit of neil and leva after this. this is what they look like today. >> great shot. great shot. >> the sweetest people on the planet. ♪ oh, i hear laughter in the rain ♪ >> we'd really, really nice time last night. sat next to clive davis r >> did you? >> gave him an earful. >> did you? >> i don't know. i don't remember it. he is such a sweetheart. he really is. it was fun. so, what rumor? >> well, there's a rumor out there that the duchess -- >> kate. >> middleton, is pregnant. >> only because she drank water instead of wine. >> here is the thing. it was a toast. it was in sing ga pore. she arrived. everyone is doing a toast. in her glass, if you look closely, there's water. she didn't choose to toast with wine. now, this, i think, has happened one other time where she was toasting with water or had water when everyone else had wine. so, what does that tell you if we read between the lines?
is she pregnant or not? >> i don't know. it's one of those kinds of things if you just have a little patience i will just someday find out. i don't think she would show up till six months because she's so, so tiny. >> yeah. >> and -- but maybe she was jet lagged from traveling all that way from singapore. and you get dehydrated. i don't drink it. >> we will find out. >> you are dressed beautifully. even though you wear the same stuff a lot, the stuff you wear is gorgeous. >> i repeat, like kate. >> kate. >> i repeat. i have a certain number of dresses and i recycle them. >> and i'm proud of you for t. >> sick of them. that's the goal. so, of julie anna rancic and bill, talked about their baby, which we haven't seen yet.
in "life" magazine, their cute little baby, edward duke, born august 29th, named edward duke for bill's late dad and guliana's dad. >> what a couple years they have had. she is such a sweetheart. >> yeah. >> okey-dokey. >> "the voice" on the tube last night. >> i was hanging with neil. i didn't see it. you were busy. a couple of picks, the blind auditions, okay? so, there was someone named aquil and she is saying -- he sang your song, he is on christina's team. take a look. ♪ quite simple but now that it's done, i hope you don't mind ♪ ♪ i hope you don't mind ♪ that i put down the words ♪ how wonderful life is when
you're in the world ♪ >> oh, nobody picked him? >> yeah. no. no. christina picked him. christina ended up getting him but cee lo, too. >> how about julio sang a song and this is "la bamba." >> this i heard was great. >> take a listen. [ singing in spanish ] ♪ >> cee lo and blake turned around, ended up going with
blake. >> this is just the beginning, right? >> the beginning. going to go on and on and on. >> okay, good. what else is going on, hoda woman? you think you've heard it all. but this is very disturbing, i think. this is a -- it's called a twisted grip. it's a dance and fitness studio in vancouver around it's offering now pole dancing classes for kids. called little spinners. and they are offering it to kids as young as 5 years old. >> i guess what's happening is the kids are watching their moms do these pole dancing classes, they are aerobic kind of classes and they want to do it. so far, it hasn't been a huge blockbuster, three girls have signed up and one boy. >> well, it is costly. it is $70 for a one-hour session. >> yeah. >> but would love to know what you-all think about that at home. >> it's kind of nasty. >> who knows where those peoples have been, you know what i'm saying?
>> you're sick. all right. there may be a cure for baldness. may be. >> good news for most of the guys in this studio. >> hey. y'all look good. all right. howie. all right. 35 million men suffer from male pattern baldness and now -- >> look at howie. >> scientists are trying to figure out what might help. vitamin d, howie. vitamin d may. so, here is what howie looks like today, as we have just seen. here is what he -- this is what he looks like with his full head of hair, back in the day. >> howie, you -- >> it receded to here. this is it. this is what's left of my bangs. >> here's what al roker -- here's what -- okay. i'm not noticing the hair. >> i can't even believe that's -- is that al? >> that's al. that's al back in the day. that's al.
>> oh, wow. >> what did you say? >> i said he lost his hair and a chin. >> he sure did. matt lauer, this is matt's current pitch cture and before. >> he can't look bad. come on. come on. >> he wouldn't look great with that kind of lid. that's my lid. >> all right. you know how annoying those telemarketer people can be? hoda hangs up on them. >> what i do in the middle of talking and i'm bored, i hang up. what do you guy does? they have called you. it can get you all lastered up, listen, please do not call, i'm on the do not call list, i'm in a bad mood. i go like that. >> i try to say i'm sorry but we do not take calls of this nature at home and then i hang up. >> a guy took a call, he was upset and he said something, what did he say to the guy?
he hung up on him. >> he hung up on him, he said he wasn't interested. >> the telemarketers allegedly called back and threatened to blow up the guy's house. he was so mad. >> he was having a bad day. >> don't you hang up on me. the resident called the cops who had to evacuate the neighborhood and search for explosives. not funny. it's not funny. >> i'm sorry. i'm very tired today. i'm punchy. inappropriate today. >> that happens. >> you can put my pick, on, kathie lee apologizes now for what she's said, she's saying and bound to see next. >> i wonder if it's fun for people to read the tweets on the twitter. we can't read it because we don't have glasses but i bet it's fun. >> if we could read it what would they be saying, sarah? >> they would be saying a lot of neat things, teasing howie now. >> i want to tweet you. >> i wanted to ask klg, i'm tweeting. coming up -- it is appropriate. when am i gonna be on is what i'm tweeting?
>> am i on tv? >> you're next, honey. what do they say? >> some college ones coming in. lisa patten from the university of georgia, we want kathy and hoda come to uga. we love kathy and hoda. jen from the university of iowa, come to the university of iowa, the hawkeyes love you, klg and hoda. my son and i watch you every morning. >> thank you, everybody. keep them coming. friday. >> yes, we do. >> we go wowy for howie. >> comedian howie manndel is going to get tweeting. >> he is with us right after this. >> yes, i got t [ female announcer ] every day, there's a new reason not to make a home-cooked meal.
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howie mandel from america's got tall suspect here. >> this is the final. >> this is the final. six finalists competing for the $1 million prize. and richard and nicholas and their dog -- >> that's what you get from that? >> take a look. >> o'latte. ♪ >> that's unbelievable. >> best dog act i have seen in my life. >> and you've seen a lot of dog acts. >> i don't know how to answer that before we talk -- the final, i have to ask you, a friend asked me a favor, you are doing this whole thing where you will broadcast from this school. there's this one guy i know in pacoima who is home schooled and he would like you to -- [ laughter ] he will send in a tape if you want. he just wants to know if you can -- >> you're right. we are discriminating, aren't
we? >> why does it have to be a big college? a lot of people can't afford a big college. er that the home. he has got an online course going and he would like you and hoda to come and broadcast for a week from his -- it's a bachelor pad, like a -- >> that was fun. >> if you were picking the winner tonight, i know america's going to pick the winner tomorrow, which one would you go for? >> here -- people have different criteria on our show and sometimes it ends up just being a popularity contest. i believe that it's going to be a tossup between tom cotter, who is the comedian, you know, because people love him and he is funny and he makes you laugh and the dogs because everybody loves cute little animals. but if i had to invest in a show as far as the one i think would make the most money is the earth harp. >> we should talk about this. >> earth harp. >> okay. watch this guy. do you have a clip of it? >> we have a clip of it. the earth harp doesn't necessarily translate. >> but watch this guy. ♪
>> what you can't tell, it doesn't play get a on tv, those strings go from the stage, hooked across the whole theater into the second balcony. so you're totally enveloped in the music. see those parasols? those are drums are. dancers come out and they hit him. he create the instruments. from the percussion and weird instruments and totally enveloped in this concert. >> cirque de soleil. >> never seen a better live show. if i was going to invest my own money, i would build a room for him in las vegas and i think a lot of people -- >> like cirque de soleil. >> toer a blue man group kind of thing but i think what translates to television and based on the way people vote and during the show, mentioninmentioning mentioning @howiemandel.
>> what is going on with the judges? >> yes, howard. resigned randy jackson on the other show. i called her around i said, i don't know anything, i said please stay. i hope she does. i want her to i think we make -- you know, three of us are friends. you know, sharon is my neighbor. you know, so we planepool together. huge fan of howard's. i hope these are just rumors. >> howard is only signed for one year? >> do you think he is going to come back? i want him to. >> next time i see him, i will ask him. >> inkeep asking him, he doesn't commit. he complains about the -- you know, it's -- he has a tough schedule he says and i said this before on the other hour, but me and sharon -- >> fly in for this. >> he fly, take our luggage, get on the airport, get our luggage
go to the hotel, down in the morning, we get a car, we drive to the thing. he gets up. then he comes in and goes, boy, the traffic in the tunnel, i don't know how i'm gonna do this every day. everybody a he is got a different threshold how tough things are. but i hope -- i would love to keep together what we have. i think we have something good going. but there's one more show tonight. >> something else that's going out, too. you? >> what's that? >> you. your time is up. >> every time it happens. stay seated. stay seated. i don't understand the -- it's not over? >> you're fine. >> i don't know the cues, people. it's not over. sit down. sit down. it's over. they said it was over. it's over. >> oh, god. >> where should i tell my friend to send the tape? >> to hoda's apartment. she doesn't find anything there. >> look for t.
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wacky, whimsical feet these make you stop and say what the what. >> it was good last week. >> it was. >> no pressure. >> good luck. >> and go. >> okay. the first photo up was sent from tammy from st. ingos, maryland. would you like to choose what's behind door number three? fyi, that was actually not locked. they did try the door. everyone wants to know what is on the other side the next one is -- there's nothing behind -- a door to nowhere. debra, smith from fairfax, virginia, submitted this photo. thank goodness they put the sign there because i would not have known otherwise. you may get water going this way. and then we have a photo from carolyn cooper. darn it, i'm off by a day this is probably car wash, although it leads to you believe otherwise. >> that's cute. >> i wouldn't go there for other services. aubrey from selma, california, send us this feet toe.
>> open 9 to 9. nine days a week. >> when did we get the extra two days? i did not see them. 9 to 9 nine days a week. someone didn't think that through. my best friend, erin, submitted this photo this is what they did to his boss's office when he left town because he said no one missed him the last time. people coming in and people never before they had seen to wrap things, contribute to the party. >> oh, these's good. >> another photo of him -- they are all still employed. he was a good sport. they had post-it notes wrapped. you see why i love her and why she is my best friend. >> how many aluminum trees had to die formen ment thfor that? >> aluminum size photo. >> klg and hoda.com. we have a lot coming up. the one and only jessica alba in the house. >> making babies safer. and you can channel your knowledge of tv's fall season.
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70s. headed to 83 degrees. 66 for san francisco. comfortable beach side today in santa cruz at 72 degrees. we have a heat wave around the corner. i'll detail that at 11:00. here is mike. the bay bridge toll plaza. let's take you to the maps and show you what we are dealing with. we have the approach in the westbound direction not a problem. look on the right. east 24 heading to the tunnel which is an issue. we have an accident slowing the commute to the one eastbound road. as you head to the south bay, the drive clears after the debris. avoid jackson at mckee. the investigation continues. marla. thanks, mike. the top stories coming up at 11:00, including more details of the death of the u.s. ambassador to libya. and apple has announced its newest product.
we will tell you when the new iphone will hit stores. jon kelley and i will see you at 11:00. nd we back on this winesday wednesday, ready to play our weekly trivia game called "who knew"? our tv shows are back for the fall and to get ready for the season, we will test your knowledge of the favorite shows. kathy is across the street at the nbc experience store. going to hand out $100 to those who get the questions right and to those who don't, lucky ones they get a copy of her cd. isn't that nice? all right. here to help me sought e. news correspondent ms. cat sad ller. how are you? >> i'm good i want one of the cds. >> got ahead. >> you both look beautiful, by the way. who knew? anyway. look at this precious girl. she is from north dakota. all right, honey hospital. -- honey hospital. is not a host on the voice, carson daly, blake shelton,
christina aguilera or adam levine? who's not a judge? who's the host? how would you like one of my cds? >> the answer is carson daly. >> long-time dejay host of "trl" years ago. >> late show the middle of the night? >> "last call with carson daly." only one missing is cee lo green. >> back across to kathy. where are you from? >> richmond hill, georgia. >> matthew perry is starring in the new show "go on." what was the name of his character on "friends"? chandler, ross, joey or matthew? >> joey. >> oh, don't turn ugly! [ buzzer ] >> that crowd did turn on her. the correct answer, chandler
bing. >> she just wanted a cd. how could she not? thought this would be the easiest question of the whole day, chandler bing, of course, one of the most memorable characters on "friends" entire run from 1994 to 2004. he didn't win an emmy for that row. nominated for the emmy, didn't win t. >> go on. i have seen it. awesome. home run. back across. >> australia. >> all right. the doctors on this show work at what hospital, right here? is it lenox hill, sacred heart, county general or seattle grace? >> seattle grace? [ ding ] >> you won yourself a little money, honey. >> dr. hottie. seattle grace? >> ding, dipping, dipping. somebody is shopping today. seattle grace, of course, responsible for making so many stars out of that show, katherine heigle, patrick dempsey, ellen pompeii yo.
mcdreamy? >> i'm mcdreamy. back across. >> lovely lady from wisconsin. name the tv show with this theme song. ♪ is it the office, 30 rock, modern family or the mindy project? >> 30 rock? [ ding ] >> good girl. she is right in the building, too. 30 rock. >> we are at 30 rock. i thought that was a hard one. 30 rock. you probably knew this here if he today show, but ryan lochte going to be a guest star, his cameo, he just shot, finished, and he will have a cameo and appearing on "30 rock." >> he will? i knew he was on "90210." >> "30 rock" too. >> back across to kath. >> san jose, california, true or false, on the show "revenge" emily thorn's real name is victoria grayson? >> false. >> oh, you watch that show. >> that's good show. >> everyone loves this show,
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are you kidding me? >> that's from the university of tennessee, remind you to send us a tweet if you want us to visit your college campus last month? use the hash tag klg and hoda you. >> back with us, the "call of the wild" animals around the world. >> a nasty warthog. >> right now. come on, show me. show me the hog. >> angry warthog. >> he is not angry? >> i think food always helps. hi, dave. >> hi. come on over. >> no, thanks. >> he is just a baby. this is a warthog, an african species, if you guys have seen the lion king, everybody knows pum barks only five moments old, obviously a member of the pig family, not the preiest animal. just because an animal isn't pretty doesn't mean it is not important. >> beaut city in the eye of the beholder, anyway, but that is pretty darn ugly. >> the sounds that this warthog makes are disturbing. >> you know, they are very vocal and live in family groups, that
san alarm call, a leopard, lion or hyena comes by, one of these guys squeals, everybody bolts. they live in burrows and use that big head and when they get older, big tusks. >> how big will he get? >> probably twice the size of this. >> okay. >> they are not huge animals but still, really, really neat, i think. a mane that shoots up, the tail stick up. >> you are okay with him running around the studio? >> just a baby, not going to hurt you. >> okay. all right. make the noise? >> move to our next animal, also a baby. >> following milk boy. >> little guy here. >> oh, that's cute. >> this is adorable, right. >> what is it? >> a co-wartier, a co-watt ta money day, a species in south america, you can pet, a few weeks old, a teensy baby here, going to get to be probably five or eight times the size he is right now. so check out the tail. obviously, what do you think he is related to? >> a raccoon. >> exactly.
yeah. these guys -- one of the species of co-watties live in north america, one of the beauties in our country, such a diversity of wildlife, live in the east coast, west coast, you would never know. they come in into the desert southwest. >> you like a grape? ly eat a grape? >> i don't think he will eat a grape, feeding off a bolt as well. when they are adults, they are omni vor, they eat pretty much everything, like raccoons. cute guy, a really long snout as well. >> that is a cute one. >> okay. move up to our next. i think you guys are going to like us, hoda, i don't think you are a big fan of birds. >> i don't mind birds. this is like cee lo green's sidekick. >> african gray par record. >> beautiful. >> beautiful. a male. see he will eat a grape here. this is an animal that was a pet. >> how day. y? >> amazing, amazing beaks, tuesday to crack nuts, eat fruit. this is a pet, they live really, really long and abandoned because the owner can't take care of it anymore. if you are going to get a bird as a pet, make sure that you're
prepared to take care of -- >> the long haul. >> live 50, 60, 70 years. >> does this talk? >> species incredibly intelligent, mimic some individuals hundreds of words. >>can this one? >> he will but not do it on cue. >> try it. hello. hello? too busy with the grape. >> okay. >> beautiful. really gorgeous. >> again, amazing animal, in the wild, threatened by the pet trade, getting these birds out of the wild is regulated strikely. just a beautiful, beautiful, intelligent animal native to africa. >> oh, great. >> oh, my -- >> last but not least. you know i have to bring out an animal to shock you. this is a reticulated python. >> sure s. >> native to southeast asia, albino individual, wouldn't see this color phase in the wild. and if you did, it probably wouldn't survive very long because it has no protection, no
camouflage prom predators, these guys are predators in and of themselves. >> wants the grape? >> doesn't want the grapes, eat birds and mammals. >> it wants the warthog. >> beautiful animal, just because, you know it is a predator, a lot of people are afraid, are you can gently touch. people think snakes are slime mir, it is not, feels like leather, right? very, very smooth. they have dry skin. r reptiles. at the end of the day national wildlife -- >> he is urinating. he is urinating. >> where? hfrn >> never a segment until i get popped or peed on. it happens. now my shoe is coated. >> it has been nice having you back. >> wow. how do we segue to jessica alba after that? >> we are going to talk with jessica and other inspiring women who are making a difference in this world. >> women doing good awards. i am going to become facebook friends
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and that's the photo from the university of michigan showing us their school spirit. time is running out, you send us a tweet, you want us to come and visit your college campus next month, just use the hash tag, k klg and hoda u. >> now the women doing good awards, every year "self" magazine honors inspiring women making a difference in their world, globally, nationally or their community. >> hoda will emcee this year and jessica alba, tanya farming. >> nice to see you ladies. >> jessica, you found a cause personal to you and it had do with your children. explain your cause. >> baby to baby provides eye seiness to children in poverty in los angeles.
it is a local organization. i started a company in january and i embedded in the dna of my business model to give to charity and i think good business, also doing good by -- for people. >> good for you. >> your kids are doing well? >> my kids are doing well. >> how old are they, by the way? >> they are 1 and 4 and so yeah, the cause is very obviously personal because i can't imagine not being able to provide for my babies. >> so cute. can we just live in the pictures. so cute. tanya, you were -- you're honored for a special reason. you started this great cause about -- it's athletes for cancer and your brother died when he was younger around kind of pro-peopled to you do this? >> quite young, wasn't he? >> he passed away when he was 19 years old. and it was just a very difficult struggling time and i tried turn my grief into something positive
and athletes for cancer came about. >> you have raised a lot of money. >> we have. our real folk discuss on cancer survivors and get their lives back after cancer we do that through outdoor adventure camps and use adventure therapy as a form of therapy to help them get their lives back. surfing, stand up paddling, canoeing. >> kiteboarding? >> a little bit of kiteboarding as well. >> that's great. >> just helps them get their confidence back and really fake control of their lives. >> look at katherine. you actually defied the odds big time. >> yeah. >> you were diagnosed with hiv. >> yes. >> doctors gave you i guess eight years or six years to live. 18 years later, here you are and you started an organization to help other women? >> yes it has been a long struggle, enduring the stigma associated with hiv, 18 years ago, just as it is today.
however, my organization, we work with women who don't have a voice. you know, this disease is unlike so many other diseases out there. and i am a true example of what hiv/aids actually looks like. >> you were in a monogamous relationship. >> married to my husband. absolutely. absolutely. when hiv came home to my home, it just was devastating. it was completely devastating. so, through women, changing not only my life but the lives of others. kfrnlt we talk about sabrina? >> hi, sabrina, how are you? >> how are you? >> very good p. >> you were in a terrible car accident a while ago and you were told, look, you're never gonna walk again in this elevated wheelchair, but you're definitely not taking no for an answer? >> no. when i was 14 i was involved in a car accident, i have been living in this chair coming up on 20 years. and i basically was just able to tap into my inner strength and get out there and advocate for
disabilities rights. and in 2006, started my owning ortion to -- own organization to fund research for the field of regenerative medicine and the core of my organization is to find treatments to reverse paralysis for chronic spinal cord injuries. >> so happy for all of you. >> you all deserve this so much. lucy at "self" magazine should point out -- >> does they were year. a really, really great organization. >> what did it mean when you got the call, asked you to be part of this? >> i was so honored. i think, you know, you can bring certainly, even in the fashion world and magazine world, there's -- and the september issue are usually fashion oriented. but i just love that it's aall abo -- all about women female empowerment and that's supporting each other and, you know, these causes are so important so all of us. and so i'm just honored to be
check out this photo from millersville, university of pennsylvania, just reminds you that we want to visit your college campus. whoever shows up the most, we might see you. >>ing you to get our attention with the most unusual tweets you can figure out using the hash tag klg and hoda u. look at what the students of auburn university put together to try to convince us to turn their campus into our studio. >> hey, kathie lee and hoda, we want you guys to come to auburn university. i'm standing here in front of one of auburn's greatest and oldest traditions, sanford lawn.
now, we all know that you guy have great back drops when you go to different locations what would be prettier than this as your backdrop? >> and she got to be in the foreground, 'cause she is so pretty, too. >> yes, she is. >> i guess they got their most beautiful girl at auburn to do that. >> probably did. we do have a lot of other good videos, a great one from video tech i want to show tomorrow the whole sorority come out. we haven't been able to get them together today. we will show t we want people to get out there and tweet, right? >> we have a couple more. first is from laura brooks from the university of tennessee, who says, there ain't no place i'd rather be than good old tennessee. and leslie from the university of missouri or misso, celebrates the beginning with the misso golden girls. we are not golden, yet. >> we are the golden girls. >> tomorrow, we will help hoda with something, very, very important. >> what? >> get your bedroom organized. dr. drew pinski is going to be
this is an nbc news special report. here's brian williams. good day from our new york headquarters. we want to update you in the situation overseas. president obama says justice will be done for the murder of christopher stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya, killed along with three americans when the consulate in benghazi, libya, was attack by protesters. >> we will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> it was a day of anti-u.s. violence on two fronts yesterday, in cairo, egypt, protesters stormed our embassy there, burned the american flag. they were motivated by a new anti-muslim film. it's unclear if the attack in benghazi had the same motive. and the crisis is spilling up against presidential politics. mitt romney taking fire for